Whole Foods Demo Recipes

Basmati Rice Salad
Serves: 4-6

Part One Ingredients:
2 T. olive oil
1 cup Basmati rice
1 1/2 cups vegetable broth or water
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 large onion, diced small
1 medium red bell pepper, diced small
1 medium carrot, diced small
3 stalks celery, diced small

Part Two Ingredients
1 European cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced small
4 stalks celery, diced small
2 bunches green onions, chopped
2 bunches chives, chopped
2 bunches parsley, chopped
1 bunch tarragon, chopped
1 bunch dill, chopped
Kosher salt and pepper to taste

Part One Method (Rice):
Heat olive oil in sauce pot.
Sauté vegetables and garlic in olive oil for 3 minutes on medium heat.
Add Basmati rice. Continue to sauté until crackling.
Add broth or water. Bring to a boil. Cover pot with tight fitting lid and turn heat down to simmer. 15 - 20 minutes.

Part Two Method:
Add the Part Two ingredients after rice has cooled. Combine well. Can be served chilled, warmed or at room temperature.

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Wholearth Spice Tomato Coulis


1 T olive oil
1 med onion, fine chopped
1 T garlic, minced
1 T Wholearth ITALY SPICE BLEND
2 lb. tomatoes, fresh and diced
2 T basil, chopped
1 T parsley, chopped
1 cup wine of choice (red or white)
salt and pepper to taste


Method:

Heat 4 quart size pot.
Add olive oil. Sauté onion and garlic until translucent.
Add Wholearth ITALY SPICE BLEND.
Deglaze with wine and reduce by half.
Add tomatoes and bring to a boil.
Simmer for 30 minutes.
Puree and strain. Reduce to desired consistency.
Finish with parsley and basil.
Serve with favorite


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Meringues with Berry Lemon Sauce


Meringue:

9 egg whites
1 cup sugar
1 T cream of tartar or lemon juice
1 vanilla bean pod, scraped

Combine egg whites with sugar and cream of tartar of lemon juice.
Whip to a soft peak
Add vanilla and continue to whip to firm, stiff peaks.

Berry Sauce:
1 lb berries of choice, frozen or fresh
1 cup sugar
¼ cup Chambord brand liqueur or berry liqueur of choice
1 cup water

Combine all ingredients in a medium sized saucepan . Bring to a boil and then immediately take down to a simmer for 15 minutes.
Puree mixture and strain.
Can serve at room temperature or chilled

Put together:

Preheat oven to 225 degrees.
Fill pastry bag with meringue mixture and pipe out in circles onto oven safe tray.
Place in oven until golden. Turn oven off and let sit in oven for 2 hours.
Remove from oven and serve with berry sauce

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